REPORTS TO: Executive Director, Office of Partnerships
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
Reporting to the Executive Director of Office of Partnerships, the Industry Relations Manager supports the development, coordination and facilitation of meaningful, strategic industry partnerships that support all CCS students in the areas of curricular experiential learning and career development.
Position Accountabilities and Essential Functions
Administer a comprehensive partnership program. This includes expanding the current industry partner base to support institutional needs and working with Design Core Detroit colleagues to better leverage their programs and opportunities;
Develop and maintain relationships with regional, national and international industry partners to determine internships and job availability, salary ranges and educational requirements for careers in art and design as needed. This could include regular communication, industry visits, presentations, tours and portfolios reviews;
Identify and acquire consistent economic and workforce data sources;
Maintain and track student employment (internships and full-time) and employer relationships in the Office of Partnerships database, Neon and Handshake;
Develop and maintain close working relationships with internal CCS stakeholders and fellow Office of Partnerships staff to support institutional goals related to industry partnerships. This may include academic and experiential learning needs, Design Core Detroit programs, corporate sponsorship needs, and industry visibility goals;
Promote Office of Partnerships resources and services both internally and externally as directed. This may include presentations, event attendance, classroom visits;
Support Office of Partnership events, such as industry days, recruiting events and other professional development events, as directed;
Perform additional duties as required.
Bachelor degree required in a related area
Outstanding interpersonal skills with a high level of tact, empathy and diplomacy
High energy, self-starter with ability to manage multiple tasks and changing priorities
Excellent communication skills, oral and written, to effectively communicate with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff and employers
Previous experience in an academic environment, art and design, and recruiting and placement a plus.
Previous experience in sales, customer service, relationship management or industry research preferred.
College for Creative Studies is a nonprofit institution; it is one of the leading art and design colleges in the world. CCS is ranked by LinkedIn as a top three design school in the US and the best in the Midwest, based on alumni success. CCS has state-of-the-art facilities to support the complete range of creative production, from traditional art forms such as painting, glassblowing, foundry, and printmaking, to the most contemporary systems, including the latest digital imaging technology and extensive rapid prototyping output tools. The College currently enrolls more than 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 13 majors: Advertising Design, Art Education, Art Practice, Communication Design, Craft and Material Studies, Entertainment Arts, Fashion Accessories Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography, Product Design, and Transportation Design. It also offers a Master's degrees in four majors: Color and Materials Design, Interaction Design, Systems Design Thinking, and Transportation Design.